Bengaluru: While the coalition government in the state is being cautious over the perceived threat from the BJP to its stability during the budget session of the legislature starting Wednesday, state chief of the saffron party, B.S.Yeddyurappa claimed on Tuesday that it would collapse under its own pressures.
Addressing the BJP Legislature Party meeting here, Mr. Yeddyurappa said neither did the BJP intend to de-stablise the government and nor did it need to as it would fall of its own accord due to the bickering among the coalition partners.
"Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is very keen to overthrow the Kumaraswamy government. So the BJP will wait and watch the developments and once the government falls, it will step in to form the government," he told his party legislators, advising them not to be absent during the session and be prepared to nail the government on its failures in all sectors.
Later, speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mr. Yeddyurappa claimed that over 20 Congress MLAs had openly told their party leadership that they didn't want Mr. Kumaraswamy to continue as Chief Minister. "During the MLAs' resort stay, they aired their grievances before the party leadership. Mr. Kumaraswamy has himself said he is doing a clerk's job and cannot take any independent decisions in the government," he added.
Accusing the coalition government of ignoring the welfare of the people while its ministers indulged in corruption, he said the BJP would raise its voice against its "anti- people policies" during the coming legislature session.
BJP national organising secretary, Ramlal, and the party's Karnataka in- charge, Muralidhar Rao were also present at the meeting....